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Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

 
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Bill Costigan
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Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

When running sam or the initial HPUX install software on the console the screen can often get messed up when a message is displayed.

[Or you get disconnected while doing a remote install and have to reconnect to the MP]

I've often wondered if there was a simple key stroke or sequence that I could type that would refresh the screen to the way it should look.
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melvyn burnard
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

try cntl l (control ell)
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Torsten.
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Hi Bill,

try CTRL k

Hope this helps!
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Bill Costigan
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Thank you. I'll try them both.
Torsten.
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

ooops, I hit the wrong key, sorry.

It's L.

Hope this helps!
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Bill Costigan
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Yep. It's cntl-L thanks again.
Pete Randall
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Actually, I think "l" would work, sort of. In SAM, it brings up keyboard help and when you exit that, your original screen is refreshed. The same works if you pop out to a shell (F7) and then "exit" to get back to SAM.


Pete

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Pete Randall
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

I'm having a bad day - meant to say K would work.

Pete
Bill Costigan
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Pete and Torsten,

I wasn't trying to give you low points, I was just trying to give a single 10 points to each for the right answer.

Sounds like cntl-L is the way to go. I'm less concerned about SAM than I am about the screens when reloading a system. I want to be sure I'm seeing the right stuff when remotely recovering as system. Hate to pick the wrong disk are define the wrong size for a file system.
Jan van den Ende
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Bill,

I hate to be a spoil-sport, but this is _entirely_ application dependent (where the SHELL or other command language processor can also be the application)...

I have in my direct recollection ctrl-R, ctrl-W, ctrl-V, up-arrow, ctrl-TAB, ctrl-BREAK, ctrl-L ... ; (in various OSes and applications.

And I am sure that list is NOT complete.

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
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Dennis Handly
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

>jpe: but this is _entirely_ application dependent

yes. vi uses control-L.
Bill Costigan
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Nothing is ever easy :(

So does anyone know what sequence can used by the configuration tool that runs when you are doing a recovery from an ingite tape?

(The application that lets you change filesystem sizes, add disks, etc.)

As I was saying earlier, I was reloading a server remotely via a VPN that had the habit of disconnecting.

It disconnected in the middle of changing file sizes. I reconnected and of course only got pieces of the screen. I didn't want to say [OK] unless I was sure what I was saying OK to. With enough tabs and cancels I got the screen to a usable state. But I wanted to have a key sequence to refresh the whole screen the next time I ran into a similar situation.
Torsten.
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

It's CTRL l too.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Bill Costigan
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Re: Is there a key one can press to refresh a terminal based form screen?

Excellent - Thank you again